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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #200 on: January 03, 2014, 11:39:41 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzhxBuDEaoY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Found this, great model. Pity it's out of production!
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #201 on: January 04, 2014, 09:59:49 AM »

It certainly is a beautiful model of a classic ferry!!!
There is one available on ebay in Belgium - E250.00
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HELLER-AVENIR-1-200-80625-/301047997773?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_23&hash=item4617dbe54d
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #202 on: January 05, 2014, 02:49:41 PM »

hi there no i have not ordered from him. The boat i like he does is the robin hood ferry at 1:100. But have you seen the price . mmm that hell of a lot of cash. The ferry i want to do one day is the Spirit of free Enterprise  at 1:100. Of course she will be done in her best livery . Townsend Thorsen. But then there this superfast ferry that taken my fancy.
You say you want to model The Spirit of Free Enterprise, which one? All Townsend Ferries were named "Spirit of Free Enterprise", they just had different numbers after the Name. Incidentally some are still in Service on the route Ostend to Ramsgate, think it is called Euro Lines or such. Mostly Polish Crews and customers, very good Service, can recomend it.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #203 on: January 05, 2014, 02:57:50 PM »


 
Not quite correct Nordsee - there was only one Spirit of Free Enterprise, but she was one of 3 of a class the others being Pride of Free Enterprise and Herald of Free Enterprise.
The other 'Free Enterprise's' were a series of vessels constructed between 1962 and 1974 and numbered from I to VIII and were smaller and of a different design albeit by the same Naval Architect.
All the best
Carl
PS - the 'Spirit' was scrapped a few years ago following the collapse of GA ferries in Greece, the 'Pride' became the 'Oleander' and worked for Trans Europa Ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend until a couple of years ago when she transferred to the Med. She now runs with the name Sherbatskiya for a different company - TEF having gone bust last year.  We all know what happened to the 'Herald' sadly.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #204 on: August 01, 2014, 09:49:11 PM »

http://www.g-schmidt.com/schiffsmodellrumpfe/viking-sally1-100.html
This one was new to me! You know what she became, m/s Estonia.
Anyone tried this company?
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #205 on: August 02, 2014, 10:35:12 AM »

Brittany Ferries was mentioned earlier so I'll give a little of the info I know of two of them. The Cap Finisterre and Pont Aven run between Spain and the UK across the Bay of Biscay.

When you realise they are not counting the lower engine space etc, they are 10 decks high but only have a draught of 18 feet the mind boggles :o Its not as though the trucks are on the lower decks either as there is not enough headroom, the lower two decks are for cars/ motorcycles. The next two decks are for trucks, motorhomes etc so even the weight is high in them meaning a higher centre of gravity.

For instance we have crossed on the Pont Aven in July when the 'Bay' has cut up rough, with stabilizers deployed the boat was still rolling so much it was impossible to stand without holding on to handrails etc- many passengers were sick that trip and the cleaners were everywhere with buckets and mops {:-{

I've attached a couple of detail shots, the first is the Pont Aven the others are the rear of the Cap Finistere. I have some overall shots, if I can find them I'll post them later.
 

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #206 on: August 04, 2014, 10:13:41 PM »

http://www.g-schmidt.com/schiffsmodellrumpfe/viking-sally1-100.html
This one was new to me! You know what she became, m/s Estonia.
Anyone tried this company?
Hama

Hi Hama
I was intrested in the Spirit of free entprise hll. I email them and eventually go a reply. i was sent 3 photos of the hull. To say it was basic with inaccuracies is an under statment. If you are intrested in the Viking sally hull I would ask him for photos of the hull so you can make your own judgment .

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #207 on: August 06, 2014, 09:36:54 PM »

Hello John!
Thanks for the info. Sad if the products are bad, when they have two rare ferry model hulls.
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #208 on: August 07, 2014, 10:09:36 AM »

Some more inspiration from the Baltic :}
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #209 on: August 07, 2014, 10:23:38 AM »

..and a couple more.  A great place for ship spotting, not just big ferries.
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #210 on: August 07, 2014, 06:51:31 PM »

Hello Hama
Yes I have to agree. when you are charging top doller and the product is basic . for that price I would expect a fully detailed hull


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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #211 on: August 07, 2014, 06:58:43 PM »

Hi Duncan
nice set of photos. I dont like Silja the new silja type font. i looks cheep

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #212 on: August 07, 2014, 09:34:02 PM »

Agreed John, starting to look like modern cruise ships and the type style is very plain.. I was very impressed with the services and high standards on Baltic ferries. Didnt get on any of the St Peterline ones.   I still want to copy your winter trip :}
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #213 on: August 07, 2014, 11:18:58 PM »

Nice photos!
The Isabelle was Viking Lines Isabella and they sold her to competitor Tallink. Princess Anastasia was built as Viking Lines Olympia, sister of Mariella that's still in traffic for Viking Line. She was a P&O ferry for some years. I know one of the captains of Silja Symphony, so when we made a cruise a year ago we where invited to stay on the bridge when departing Helsinki. Very nice scenery out through the narrows at Sveaborg. The little yellow road ferry Nora goes to the Island where I was born and raised. My parents live there as do my brother. He lives just above the ferry landing and works as captain on that ferry sometimes when on leave from his regular work.
Nothing to do with model kits, but some reflections!
All the best!
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #214 on: August 08, 2014, 03:26:49 PM »

Interesting bit of shuffling around, imagine all those gallons of paint when a ship changes owner and of course the other refits required.  The side of one of the St. Peterline ships is now a huge billboard >:-o                                                                                Plenty of smaller ferries in Sweden of course.. sorry I missed you Hama <:( ,( spent too much time at the Vasa and surroundings). One day isn`t enough in any seaport :(( . The hotel had a nice portrait of a fine lady from the golden age.
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #215 on: August 08, 2014, 04:16:43 PM »

Wow! I would not have wanted to paint all the white circles on the hull {-)
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #216 on: August 08, 2014, 06:02:29 PM »

Duncan, you came so close and yet you missed me! Perhaps next time?
As for Princess Anasstasia, a bosuns nightmare to maintain that topside! Don't know, but it could be a sort of sticker. I've heard that it's rather common. The starboard side is plain white, at least last time I saw her.
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #217 on: August 08, 2014, 06:33:13 PM »

Wow! I would not have wanted to paint all the white circles on the hull {-)

The Hull is white so you just paint the blue around them %% %%

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« Reply #218 on: August 08, 2014, 07:25:55 PM »

Next time for sure Hama :-))    Red Olga was dragging me away from the harbour-side in the direction of the shops >:-o . She who must be obeyed etc etc.    So back to kits or ferry builds anyone  <*<
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« Reply #219 on: August 08, 2014, 07:30:11 PM »

...at least I saw your hat Hama.
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #220 on: August 08, 2014, 08:09:31 PM »

Hi Duncan
nice set of photos. I dont like Silja the new silja type font. i looks cheep

john

i ment to say . the new style of lettering compaaired to the older style. I think the silja twins are great.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #221 on: September 05, 2014, 04:36:43 PM »

Hello!
Trawling the net I found another company new to me. If I understand it correctly they plan on releasing a kit of the Finnjet this December. As of today they offer several laser cut super structures for tugs, the Graupner Neptun, a couple of cruiser hulls from company Steinhagen.
Looks good! The "Berlin" for instance is a very nice looking vessel. 250eur for the superstructure and 90 eur for the Grp hull from Steinhagen. We'll, not that bad after all. To bad the Neptun is discontinued as the ss-kits for it looks great too.
All the best!
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http://www.mennos-modellwerft.de
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #222 on: September 05, 2014, 05:51:19 PM »

Hi Hama
you have just made my day . A 1:100 finnjet for christmas oh yes please. Looking at the website there i a photo of a model of finnjet see link
http://www.mennos-modellwerft.de/eigene-kunden-modelle/. She does not look 1:100 more 1:150 or 1:1200

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #223 on: September 05, 2014, 08:10:11 PM »

If you're going to do a Finnjet, how about turbine power?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SM8bl8pAdM
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #224 on: September 05, 2014, 08:35:05 PM »

If you're going to do a Finnjet, how about turbine power?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SM8bl8pAdM
Made by lifeboat paul. I have seen this model . very nice . That is no gas turbine


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